3 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Set BIG & SCARY Goals (that may make you want to pee your pants)

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“No seriously Chantelle – I thought you were delusional. Like I know you guys like to set big goals but I wondered if maybe you hadn’t done the math. Maybe you were shooting for the moon and landing in the stars. But I didn’t want to burst your bubble and tell you that educating 1 million girls by 2020 probably wouldn’t happen…” It’s 8pm and we’re sitting around a board room table. One of our newest board members (Marty) had burst into uncomfortable laughter in the middle of his board induction. “Bahahaha! I get it! I get it now! You’re…

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#SheTaughtMe : A celebration of women on International Women’s Day

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Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. We wanted to celebrate this day by honouring the strong, brave, and visionary women in our lives. We asked people to finish the sentence “She taught me..” and share some of the inspiring lessons they’ve learned from the wonderful women in their lives. Here are some of our favourite posts from the past few days. And we’d love to see yours as well! Simply take a photo (you can download a #SheTaughtMe print out here), and share it using the #SheTaughtMe and #IWD2015 hashtags – we’d love to see and share them! Lauren,…

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8 Reasons to Climb Mt Kilimanjaro #LikeAGirl

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This November, I’m going on an adventure of a lifetime. I’m Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and I want YOU to come with me. I’m so excited about this that I literally bring it up at every opportunity I can. Anyone I’ve spoken with in the past 2 months can confirm! If you’re looking for some reasons to join in on the action, here are 8 of them! 1. You’ll be smashing goals left, right and centre! By putting yourself on the line for the personal challenge, you’ll not only kick your own goals, but kick your own fundraising goals too! People have a…

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Epic things we’re looking forward to in 2015

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Today we’re bringing you the latest and final post in our “Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!” blog series. And we’ve saved the best for last, because in this post we cast our eyes forward and talk (or rather squeal, gush, rave) about all the exciting things we’re looking forward to in 2015! We have big plans for this year, lots of new initiatives, and as always – we’ll be moving like bats out of hell towards our vision of educating 1 million girls by 2020. WOOHOO! Here are just a few of the things we’re looking forward to this year… Climbing #LikeAGirl…

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Lessons we’ve learnt (sometimes the hard way)

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Welcome to part 2 of our “Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!” blog series! Today we want to look at the question of what didn’t work so well last year, what were some lessons we learnt, and what could we improve on moving forward? It might seem like a bit of a downer to talk about things we stuffed up last year, but we believe it sharing it all: the good, the bad, AND the ugly. And we think looking at your mistakes and figuring out what went wrong, is a sure-fire way to ensure you don’t make those same mistakes again. What…

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Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015! Our year in review.

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2014. A year where the only constant was change. Wow, looking back on 2014 – I have to say, WHAT A YEAR. I know that for many of us, it was a year of great challenges, and oh so many changes. Ebola emerged from nowhere and all of a sudden all the plans we had for our girls were thrown up into the air. Dave made a huge decision to leave One Girl. We welcomed new people to the team, tested out new fundraising ideas, created new campaigns, and so much more. There was a LOT happening, and as always,…

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